For high school students who want to pursue a technical high school curriculum that is deep in studies such as Network Management, Computer Programming, Cybersecurity and Biotechnology, there is now a local option here to help them in this pursuit.

Conveniently located in the at Wake Tech’s RTP Campus in Morrisville, Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies students will take a blend of high school courses and Wake Tech courses, with the opportunity to focus on Network Management, Computer programming, Cybersecurity, and Biotechnology

Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies is specifically designed for high school students who are serious about obtaining a high-school diploma and much more, in one of these highly-skilled, sought after technical areas.


Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies is opening in the fall of 2022 for incoming freshmen and sophomores. Located in nearby Morrisville, it will be housed in the Lilly Science and Technology Center at Wake Tech.


The school is also a partnership between the Wake County Public School System and Wake Tech Community College. The college will also partner with area biotech and IT companies, especially in the RTP, to provide students with real-world work experience in these high-demand career fields.


Students enrolled in this program will take a blend of high school and Wake Tech courses in the following four program areas:

· Network Management

· Computer Programming

· Cybersecurity

· Biotechnology

Students that complete the requirements in this program, will graduate not only with a high school diploma, but will also earn significant college credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree at Wake Tech.


Prospective students will need to submit a complete Early College application. The application includes a student-written essay, recommendations from the ELA teacher, the math teacher and a school administrator or school counselor, plus two years of prior grades, current grades, and two years of prior standardized test scores. Learn more about the application process at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/19816

Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies focuses on preparing first generation college students to be college-ready and career-ready. As a result, it seeks to equip all students with the skills they will need for college and career. To accomplish this, it focuses on Project-Based Learning as the way to emphasize the 4 Cs (collaboration, communication, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking); this real-world approach prepares students for their college program that they begin during their sophomore year. Please visit its website at https://www.wcpss.net/infobiotechec to learn more. And you may also view several videos about the school at: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/19714